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Verner von Heidenstam

1859 - 1940

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Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam (6 July 1859 – 20 May 1940) was a Swedish poet, novelist and laureate of the 1916 Nobel Prize in Literature. He was a member of the Swedish Academy from 1912. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Verner von Heidenstam has received more than 112,308 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Verner von Heidenstam is the 644th most popular writer (down from 631st in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 89th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Swedish Writer.

He is most famous for his epic poem "The Great War."

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    Languages Editions (L)

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Among writers, Verner von Heidenstam ranks 644 out of 5,755Before him are Geoffrey of Monmouth, Curzio Malaparte, Edmond Rostand, Leo Africanus, Stieg Larsson, and Luqman. After him are Amin Maalouf, Thomas Harris, Andrea Camilleri, William McMaster Murdoch, Robert E. Howard, and Witold Gombrowicz.

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Among people born in 1859, Verner von Heidenstam ranks 18Before him are Billy the Kid, Yuan Shikai, Sholem Aleichem, Jean Jaurès, Alexandre Millerand, and George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston. After him are Hugo Junkers, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Pierre Janet, Alexander Samsonov, Jerome K. Jerome, and Venustiano Carranza. Among people deceased in 1940, Verner von Heidenstam ranks 22Before him are Wladimir Köppen, Isaac Babel, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Spyridon Louis, and Italo Balbo. After him are Ze'ev Jabotinsky, John Buchan, Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Arthur Harden, and Lluís Companys.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Verner von Heidenstam ranks 90 out of 1,612Before him are Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Harry Martinson (1904), Jenny Lind (1820), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861), and Stieg Larsson (1954). After him are Ermanaric (400), Hugo Theorell (1903), Axel Munthe (1857), Birger Jarl (1210), Anund Jacob (1008), and Hannes Alfvén (1908).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Verner von Heidenstam ranks 11Before him are Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864), Pär Lagerkvist (1891), Henning Mankell (1948), Eyvind Johnson (1900), Harry Martinson (1904), and Stieg Larsson (1954). After him are Ellen Key (1849), Per Olov Enquist (1934), Maj Sjöwall (1935), Stig Dagerman (1923), Håkan Nesser (1950), and Jan Guillou (1944).